The Kitchener-Waterloo Knitters’ Guild is a non-profit organization that provides a community for knitters:
- to improve the skill and artistry of our craft
- to increase the interest in, and knowledge of, knitting and related activities
- to promote and celebrate our craft in the Kitchener-Waterloo area
In October 1986, a group of knitters gathered together to form the Guild. The love of knitting continues and new members are always welcome.
You can download the K-W Knitters’ Guild’s constitution and by-laws in PDF format here.
The Guild meets at 7:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month from September to May at First United Church, located at 16 William Street West in Waterloo, Ontario. The room is wheel chair accessible and there is free parking in the Waterloo Town Square parking lot (please leave the church parking lot open for cars with disabled registrations only).
Meetings usually involve a presentation by a guest speaker, a ‘show & tell’ of members’ projects, business announcements, and social time to visit each other, the library, the ‘show & tell’ items, the raffle table, and the guest speaker’s items. Meetings are a perfect time to get help with any difficulties you are experiencing with your own projects.
Every September, the Guild hosts a specialized event with many vendors offering the latest and greatest knitting products.
Full details may be found on our Knitters’ Fair pages.
The next annual Knitters’ Retreat will be held at Brentwood on the Beach, a luxury Bed & Breakfast located at St. Joseph Shores on Lake Huron, in April. Please see the calendar for the specific dates of the next retreat. The cost of $270.00 includes accommodation and meals for the weekend. If you are interested, please contact Zona Endres.
National Knit In the Park Day
Every August on National Knit in the Park Day, knitters across Canada gather in public places to knit and promote our craft. Check our calendar for particulars.
Every second year, Guild members submit knitted projects to be modeled in a fashion show after being adjudicated by a guest designer. This is a celebration of the diversity of members’ interests and creativity.